Philippe Toussaint

Philippe Toussaint (born 30 June 1949) was one of Belgium's most successful golfers.

Philippe Toussaint
Personal information
Full namePhilippe Toussaint
Born (1949-06-30) 30 June 1949 (age 71)
Brussels, Belgium
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Nationality Belgium
ResidenceBrussels, Belgium
Career
Turned professional1971
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT41: 1979

Toussaint was born in Brussels. As an amateur he won the Italian Amateur Championship, was runner up in the Belgian Amateur Championship, and twice represented Belgium in the Eisenhower Trophy. He turned professional in 1971 and joined the European Tour. He won one tournament during his time on the tour, at the 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival, when he edged out Bob Shearer in a sudden death playoff.[1]

Toussaint also represented Belgium in the World Cup on ten occasions, as well as appearing in several other team events.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1968 French Junior Championship
  • 1969 Italian Amateur Championship

Professional wins (1)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 17 Aug 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf −8 (71-70-71-64=276) Playoff   Bob Shearer

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf   Bob Shearer Won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T41

Note: Toussaint only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1977 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 327. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.

External linksEdit